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Sister J. Elizabeth Van Deusen, CSJ, Is Elected to The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees

ALBANY (July 30, 2012) -- The College of Saint Rose has announced the election of two new members to its board of trustees.

The board of trustees consists of 36 members who serve three-year terms. In accordance with the College’s by-laws, lay leaders comprise two-thirds of the trustees and Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, who founded the College in 1920, and are presently the sponsors of the College, make up one-third.

The new trustees are:

Sister J. Elizabeth Van Deusen, CSJ, of Niskayuna – Sister Betsy has served Niskayuna’s St. Helen’s Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Schenectady as pastoral associate for evangelization since 2008 and has been director of the St. Joseph Worker’s Program in Schenectady since 2009. For five years, she was Habitat for Humanity International’s director of church relations, initiating partnerships, supervising an international staff and developing print and video materials for use by affiliates worldwide. Sister Betsy also has served in leadership positions with Catholic Charities in Albany and with Catholic Central High School and Unity House, both in Troy.

Sister Betsy holds a master’s degree in pastoral ministries from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree in sociology/religious studies from The College of Saint Rose. She has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since 1990.

Gregory V. Serio
of Latham – Mr. Serio is a partner in New York City-based Park Strategies LLC and leader of its risk and insurance management practice group. He also is a principal in Compass Company Consultants, a risk management and insurance consulting subsidiary. In addition, he serves on the boards of several public and private companies and non-profit organizations. Before joining Park Strategies in 2005, he served as New York’s superintendent of insurance. Mr. Serio also has held positions as first deputy and general counsel of the state Insurance Department and chief counsel to the state Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, and he was counsel to the New York State Senate prior to his tenure at the Insurance Department. Mr. Serio is an active member of the Verdoy Fire District, having served as chief, and hosts the “Park Strategies Small Business Report” on Talk 1300 WGDJ.

Mr. Serio earned a law degree at Albany Law School of Union University and a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany.